BBC Sport pundit Steven Thompson believes that Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke would move to Celtic if the vacancy arises in the near future, instead of Rangers.
Thompson, speaking on BBC Sportsound Extra on Facebook, claims that Clarke being a childhood Hoops fans would lead him to move to Parkhead rather than Ibrox.
“I think there would be a better chance of Steve Clarke going to Celtic should Brendan Rodgers ever leave, than him going to Rangers” Thompson said.
“I think he’s a Celtic fan is he not? I think he would preference Celtic over Rangers.”
Clarke has done a phenomenal job with Kilmarnock since taking over at the Rugby Park side in October.
The 58-year-old has lead them to a place in the top six after being mired in relegation trouble, and they are unbeaten in five matches against the Old Firm since he took over.
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It’s far too early to speculate on the next Hoops manager, as Brendan Rodgers still has another three years left on his contract at the end of this season. But should he be tempted by a club in England, then there’s no doubt that Clarke would be one of the main candidates for the job because of the great work he has done in such a short period of time with the Rugby Park club. Of course, this point count be made invalid if Rangers move for Clarke in the summer, to replace Graeme Murty, but that remains to be seen, and for the moment it looks likely that Clarke will remain at Rugby Park for another season at least.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are reportedly set to make three signings this summer